Date: 5/6/18 8:59 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, May 6, 2018 12 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 06, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

3

10

318

Turkey Vulture

5

463

6647

Osprey

3

18

664

Bald Eagle

0

5

95

Northern Harrier

0

5

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

122

584

Cooper's Hawk

0

32

243

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

0

34

246

Red-tailed Hawk

0

12

137

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

0

1

35

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

3

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

4

Total:

12

703

9310


Observation start time:

8:45 am

Observation end time:

1:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

4.25 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi


Visitors: JB Churchill and spouse

Weather: Cloudy to the point of being overcast at times; 59-65
degrees; excellent visibility; winds northeasterly, 8-13 mph

Raptor Observations: Overcast skies plus NE winds translates into
few raptors.

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule still present, feeding
along the pond shore. The pond is yielding lots of small fish to
Ospreys, Caspian and Least Terns, Great Blue Herons and Belted
Kingfishers. Ring-billed Gulls are chasing the Caspian Terns
trying to claim their fish.

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (<susiericc...>)
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at:
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month
Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake
Bay at the mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of
Baltimore, MD. Best winds are from the southwest.

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